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eSIM for your Apple Watch

Get an eSIM subscription & go without your iPhone

Here’s why you’ll love eSim for your Apple Smart watch

Same Great Virgin mobile Experience

Get the same innovative mobile experience you’ve come to expect from Virgin Mobile on your Apple Watch (GPS + Cellular).

Leave Your iPhone at Home

Seamlessly connect your Apple Watch (GPS + Cellular) with your mobile plan to share your data & minutes.

A Subscription You'll Love

Connect your Apple Watch (GPS + Cellular) to your existing Virgin Mobile plan via eSIM at AED 25 (excl. VAT) p/m.

True mobility is only an eSIM away

With your Apple Watch (GPS + Cellular) linked to your Virgin Mobile plan, you can make calls, reply to messages, receive notifications and a whole lot more – even while away from your iPhone.

And because you’re using Virgin Mobile, you’ll receive the same awesome service our customers have come to expect from us. No waiting in queues. No mandatory contracts. Just a great mobile experience.

How to Get Started

To connect your Apple Watch (GPS + Cellular) eSIM to your Virgin Mobile plan, make sure you have the following:

  • iPhone 6 or newer, running iOS 13 or later
  • Apple Watch Series 3 or later models
  • Active Virgin Mobile plan
  • Each Virgin Mobile account is limited to 5 Apples Watches

To activate your Apple Watch eSIM, follow these easy steps.


  • Open the Watch app on your iPhone
  • Tap My Watch tab
  • Select Cellular
  • Tap Set Up Cellular to proceed


Log in to your active Virgin Mobile account.


Select Subscribe


  • Your eSIM service will be activated in no time – just 5-7 minutes!
  • We’ll send you an SMS once your activation is complete
  • Use your Apple Watch your way, without your iPhone near you

Don’t have an Apple Watch yet?

Apple Watch Series 5 and later models have a display that’s always on, showing the time and important information—no need to raise your wrist. It helps you navigate with the built-in compass, enables international emergency calling, monitors your heart rate, tracks your workouts and activity, and has cellular built-in, so you can stay connected with just your watch.

In Apple’s own words, you’ve never seen a watch like this. Find out what makes the Apple Watch so extraordinary for yourself.

Find out How to setup cellular & what plans work for Apple Watch

Terms and conditions

  • The international emergency calling feature requires an Apple Watch Series 5 or later (GPS + Cellular) model. For a list of supported countries and regions see feature-availability.
  • Wireless service plan required for cellular service. Apple Watch and iPhone service provider must be the same. Not all service providers support enterprise accounts; check with your employer and service provider. Roaming is not available outside your carrier network coverage area. Contact your service provider for more details.

Got questions?

Is the iPhone required for Apple Watch(cellular)?

While the new Apple Watch Series will have its own eSIM, you will still need to pair it with an iPhone. The current eSIM feature is available on the Apple Watch Series 3 and later models that run on watchOS 7 or higher. To use this feature, you will need an iPhone 6s or later with iOS 13 or a later version.

To check or download the latest software version on your iPhone, go to Settings > General > Software Update. You will also need the latest carrier settings. On your iPhone, tap Settings > General > About and follow the prompt to update to the latest carrier settings.

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How many active Apple Watches can I have for my number?

You can have two active eSIMs with the same number exclusively for your Apple Watch. Thinking of sporting both Nike and Hermes? Don’t let us stop you.
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